Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 26, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
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Home for young people before MPC Wednesday's meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission has on the agenda an application from the provincial department of public works for a group home for young people at 1711 Lakemount Blvd. The home would be operated by the department of social de- EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR MIKE HANZEL 317-7rh STREET SOUTH velopment and would serve1 youngsters who might otherwise be placed in an institution. One of the aims of' the home, according to the department, is to help integrate the young people into the community by providing them with a more or less "normal" home life. There is also an applicaiton for a Western Grocers cash and carry wholesale operation at 542 13th St. N. The location has been the site of former Tomboy Stores and Economart operations. 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REASONABLEJ Snowmobile meeting planned A special meeting of the Alberta Snowmobile Association will be held Jan. 30 to discuss future regulations governing use of snowmobiles in Alberta The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Park Plaza Motor Hotel, and everyone who owns a snowmobile, whether or not they belong to the ASA is invited to attend. COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 Hotel cleared by city council By HERB JOHNSON Herald City Hall Reporter A familiar drama was acted out at city council chambers Monday night. Residents of the Glendale area appeared at a public hearing to protest the building of a high - rise hotel in Shoppers' World, as they have at previous hearings on other as pects of the development. Council, as it has in the past, voted for the development. Again, Aldermen Steve Kotch and Vera Ferguson were opposed. The project is now clear to proceed, as far as approval from the city is concerned. The developer, Art Batty, said construction should start in March. The unusual number of public hearings, all related to one development, is the result of the complicated nature of the project. It has involved closing portion of 4th Ave. S., re-zoning the site and an appeal against the Municipal Planning Commission decision approv ing the project. All have re quired public hearings. Monday's hearing dealt specifically with closing and selling part of a lane north of the site and rezoning several small parcels of land, including some residential lots and a part of the city reservoir north of Shoppers' World. Only three citizens spoke at the meeting and the presenta Park idea approved Glendale residents, some of whom have opposed the hotel development in Shoppers' World, may be more successful in efforts to have the city water reservoir north of the site turned into a park. Council approved, in a close vote, the idea of turning at least a portion of the area into open space parkland. A motion by Alderman Rex Little recommended that an area free of the danger from the two major highways bound ing the reservoir become public park. The exact area was not defined. Other problems brought out by aldermen that will have to be resolved include providing adequate access and making sure no foreign matter gets into the city's water supply. ,tions were short and matter-of-fact, in contrast to some at previous hearings. Peter Slemko told council that the rezoning to allow the residential lots to become part of the parking lot may set a precedent. He warned that council might "chop away" at other parks simply to make parking lots. Zoning should be left as it is, he said, unless' there is good reason to have it changed. Alderman Jim Anderson was applauded by the citizen's delegation when he said council was moving into a residential zone without providing an adequate buffer strip. This point of view, seconded by Aid. Vera Ferguson, was opposed by Aid. Rex Little, who said he had explored the situation and was satisfied the developer, Art Batty, would provide sufficient trees to screen the parking lot from the adjacent homes. The rezoning bylaw amendment was opposed by Aid. Anderson, Kotch and Ferguson, Aid. Kotch and Ferguson voted against the bylaw to close the lane. The hotel, planned as a 12-storey high - rise, is to cost an estimated $2% million. Improvements to the rest of the complex are to bring the total cost to $4 million. Sewerage charge bylaw nearly given the okay City council Monday almost, but not quite, approved the new sewerage service charge bylaw. Before council in its finished Ex board and city talk ice facilities ap Sign project for Lakeview An estimated $5,200 project to put up signs in the Lakeview district to help people find their way around was referred by city council Monday to the budget committee for consideration. It involves three large bill boards, to be at strategic points, which would give an over-all view of the area. In addition, there would be signs at each intersection indicating the principal streets and the intersecting streets on a given road. Cost of the billboards is esti mated at $2,500; the smaller signs at $2,700. For Family Health anxj Comfort Always... Depend on us for all your family's health needs - from vitamins ond cold remedies to first aid and sickroom supplies, we always have your health in mind . . . see us soon and often! Need a . . . Prescription Call 327-3555 for Free Delivery! McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614.3rd Ave. S., Lethbridge CAll 327-3555 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY City council Monday proved two resolutions related to new ice-skating facilities in the city, both giving the go ahead to further exploration of possible alternatives. The more definite of the two gave support to a proposal by the Lethbridge and District Exhibition Board for a 30,000 square foot building with limited seating. The exhibition board is to be informed the city is prepared to participate in building such an arena only to the extent of a mutually acceptable long-term lease for the use of the facilities, with no commitment for any capital costs. Alderman Jim Anderson, who proposed the resolution, said such a facility would not materially affect the possibility of other facilities being built. It would fill the need for a community skating rink, he said, but not the need for a new arena. The exhibition board had also proposed in a letter to City Manager Tom Nutting received Monday afternoon, that a larger building might be constructed that would include a dance hall and lounge. This would cost an estimated $1,400,-000, compared with $600,000 for the smaller facility. Although Mr. Nutting said details concerning financing were lacking, he said the federal government may provide funds to the board to help cover cap Hal costs. Aid. Anderson added that the city cannot undertake any further debts and the lease guarantee would be the only support it could give. "If they can undertake the financing let them go ahead, but we're not going to borrow the money." The other resolution directed the city manager to explore further the possibility of an arena with seating capacity of up to 5,000 to be built jointly by the city and the Lethbridge Community College between the college and Scenic Drive. Mr. Nutting is also to give consideration to various alter natives. In a report to council Mr. Nutting says an arena built in conjunction with either the college or the exhibition board could be financed out of funds Funds request to committee A request from the Native Friendship Centre in Lethbridge for continued financial support was referred by city council to the budget committee. The city last year agreed to pay the rent on the centre's premises in the old Trianon Ballroom building, amounting to $250 a month. Also referred to the budget committee was a request for funds from the Salvation Army. No grant was given the Army by the city last year. Council also approved a finance committee recommendation that a request for a $200 grant from UN 71 be refused, but that the city may consider picking up any deficit. set aside in the city's five year capital budget. This would include $300,000 set aside for a covered rink in south-east Lethbridge in 1973, plus $400,000 for a pavilion at Henderson Lake and $100,000 for a conservatory. Motion to repeal EDC bylaw Alderman Rex Little gave notice at Monday's meeting of council that he intends to present a motion at the next meeting that the bylaw authorizing the creation of the Economic Development Commission be repealed. The intent of the motion would be to do away with the commission, but not the position of director of economic development, currently held by Dennis O'Connell. Aid. Little's notice of motion came up when council was considering filling two vacancies on the commission. These were not filled. Aid. Little said the commission is not needed as a policymaking body, this was the job of city council. He added that there are plenty of resource people in the community who can be utilized if advice is needed on a particular matter. Mayor defends street crews City streets, and their good and bad points, came in for comment at Monday's meeting of council. Alderman Jim Anderson, who called for a report on the sub ject several weeks ago, noted that the streets were still "cruddy condition." It was pointed out by Aid Vaughan Hembroff that there was "no use in cleaning them; they just get dirty and slippery again." The streets, and the men who maintain them, were defended by Mayor Andy Anderson, recently returned from Edmon ton, who said anyone complaining about the local situation should try driving in the capital city, where it was much worse Airport study Alderman Steve Kotch, who last year suggested a study should be done in Lethbridge on the need for east-west air service, Monday gave notice at city council that he intends to present a motion to that effect at the next meeting. Aid. Kotch said the study, which would cost a maximum of $5,000, could be done by Calgary firm. It would attempt to establish the city's right to have regular east-west passenger service provided and would include the feasibility of extensions to the airport runways to accommodate DC-8 aircraft form for the first time, the bylaw was given quick approval in unanimous votes with no discussion on first and second readings. As Mayor Andy Anderson was about to call for third and final reading, Alderman Vaughan Hembroff, supported by Aid. C. W. Chichester, suggested that council should "stop and consider" what it was doing. He said he felt the bylaw was fair, but in view of the public concern in recent weeks over the service charges, it would be wise to let the citizens of Lethbridge "have a kick at it." There followed a short debate on the need fcr quick approval of the bylaw. City Manager Tom Nutting had recommended that it be okayed as quickly as possible in order to give local industries a chance to plan for the installation of pre-treatment facilities. Included in the bylaw is provision for a surcharge for industries which can be reduced pre-treatment equipment is used. Mr. Nutting has suggested these should be built this year in order to avoid overloading the new secondary treatment plant right from the time it opens next fall. Mr. Nutting also told council it might be well to have the bylaw approved before the city approached the provincial cabinet Thursday for assist- in Legion meeting First general meeting of the General Stewart branch of the Royal Canadian Legion for the new year will be held tonight at 8 p.m. in the club rooms. President W. Kergan will be chairman. R. AKR0YD no PLUMBING-HEATING and GASFITTING 2634 2lit Ave. S. For New Installations and Alterations Phone 328-2106 FREE ESTIMATES ance in paying for the secondary treatment facilities. Aid. Chichester said February had been suggested as the date for approval and the matter could well be set over until the next meeting of council. This would give any interested persons a chance to take a good look at the bylaw before final reading, he said. He also asked that the city manager prepare a brief synopsis of the bylaw for anyone wanting information on it. Mr. Nutting said the information would be available at his office by Wednesday for anyone wishing to come and pick it up. The opposition by Aid. Hembroff and Chichester prevented third reading of the bylaw. Three readings at one time may be given only with the consent of all members of council. Final approval may be given at the next meeting, Feb. 8. The bylaw, which would not come into effect until next year, sets the domestic rate at $2 a month per residence. This is about 20 cents per 100 cubic feet of water used, compared with a 13 cents per 100 cubic feet rate for industrial and commercial users. Industry would also have the surcharge, which would vary according to the quantity and quality of their effluent. At these rates, domestic users would contribute $214,000 a year to the capital costs of primary and secondary sewage treatment facilities. Industrial and commercial users would pay $205,000. An estimated $190,000 would be raised through taxes (be- Former agent to speak here Pat Walsh, a former under-; lTen�5t.and 2",mms) to W cover agent for the RCMP will be the featured speaker at a special meeting of the Canadian League of Rights Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. in the Lethbridge Civic Centre. Mr. Walsh will speak on The Threat to Canada's Internal Security in 1971. the operating costs. fjCUFF BLACK, | Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB lower level MEDICAL DENTAL BIDS. _PHONE 327-2822 ADVANCE JANUARY SALE ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT ASPENITE CHIPBOARD Low cott - indoor or outdoor building panels, strong, weather resistant. Ideal for garages, storage sheds, fences, farm buildings, summer cottages. a! gg 44"x96"-'/4" I SPECIAL, PER SHEET ..... 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